Instructables

Anyone know about adding gears to a rubber band powered car?

Would it increase the distance? If so, what size of gears or the gear ratio? How would I incorporate them to the wheels? 

Rotten1944 years ago
It really depends. If the wheels have good traction and it's a smooth surface that you run the car on, you could probably gear down, making a larger gear turn a smaller gear. The smaller gear will turn faster, but have less torque. Too extreme, though, and you wont have enough torque to move the car.
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!